Mariachi Gringo
Mariachi Gringo (2013)

Small-town American Edward (Shawn Ashmore) chases his dreams of becoming a Mariachi singer to Guadalajara, Mexico, where he meets pretty waitress Lilia (Martha Higareda), who becomes his south-of-the-border muse. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: March 15, 2013
DVD Release Date: April 1, 2013
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David DeWitt
New York Times

As the moving concluding scenes cement, "Mariachi Gringo" is right on pitch - and, happily, not simply as you'd expect.

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Stefan Pape

Exceedingly irritating

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Emma Johnston
Total Film

Unfortunately, thanks to barely sketched, predictable characters, it's an opportunity wasted.

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Lily Janiak
Village Voice

Amid this malarkey Gustafson is smart enough to let the camera linger on musical performances that reveal mariachi to be dynamic and complex as opera.

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Mike McCahill

Sunny, good-natured yet inescapably middling ...

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Dennis Harvey

While the premise feels a bit thin and the overall progress never strays far from fish-out-of-water formula, the execution is consistently ingratiating, even when it frustrates by raising ideas that go undeveloped.

David Parkinson
Empire Magazine

A road trip movie filled with simple pleasures. Ashmore does a solid job as a mariachi musician without a single grenade-launcher in his guitar case.

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